The Gay Cinema Video On Demand experience at TLAgay.com has your entertainment needs covered! We’re always working to expand selection of new and old gay-themed movies available for your viewing pleasure. Here’s just five of our current favorites, from various years, that you may have missed – ALL available to watch INSTANTLY! These aren’t our TOP 5, by any means – just a handful of flicks we want to highlight.
2018, United States
Winner of the “Best Feature” award at the 2018 Harlem International Film Festival, The Breeding is a bold new erotic thriller about a young African American artist whose obsession with a taboo fetish leads to life-altering consequences. The story centers around a discontent, sex-positive queer cartoonist named Thomas (Marcus Bellamy), whose artistic inspiration comes from erotic escapades that are unbeknownst to his loving boyfriend Amadi (David J. Cork). A chance restroom encounter with a recently divorced financier named Lee (Joe MacDougal) leaves Thomas curious about exploring the taboo fetish of “race play.” But when the game goes past role-playing and becomes all too problematically real, chilling actions are taken that will forever change the trajectory of these men’s lives.
Call Her Ganda
A modern David and Goliath story, Call Her Ganda follows a cast of willful women as they take on some of the most powerful institutions in the world. When 26-year old Filipina transgender woman and alleged sex worker Jennifer Laude is found dead, the perpetrator is quickly identified as 19-year-old U.S. marine Joseph Scott Pemberton, a military recruit on “liberty leave” who met the victim at a club and murdered her upon discovering that she was transgender. As Jennifer’s family copes with their loss, three women intimately invested in the case pursue justice – taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperial rule that have allowed previous American perpetrators to evade consequence. Their hard work is chronicled in this deeply emotional new documentary.
After his boyfriend, Norberto (Eugenio Sanz) breaks up with him and runs away to Iceland, heartbroken Bruno (Richard Garcia) decides to follow, trying to find him and win him back. Travelling from Spain, he arrived in Iceland and soon meets Arnau (Raul Portero), a handsome local tour guide in Reykjavik, who is determined to help Bruno in his exceedingly idealistic search. Their trip will become a grieving process for them both, until they reach the remote island of Grimsey. There, Bruno will have to learn what love really means in order to move on with his life. Written and directed by lead actors Raul Portero and Richard Garcia, Grimsey is a romantic passion project with a whole lot of warmth – despite the snowy setting.
16-year-old Nathan (Berenger Anceaux), lives alone with his father Stephane (Patrick Timsit). A newcomer to his high school, he is invited to a party and soon becomes smitten with Louis (Jules Houplain), a boy from his class. They find themselves seemingly out of sight and kiss each other sweetly… not realizing that someone has taken a picture of them. Soon, the photo is published on Facebook and a storm overtakes their lives – putting them face to face with severe bullying and rejection. A highly-publicized film that originally aired on French television in 2016, this deeply affecting film is now coming to DVD in the United States. The lead actors are both adorable and have great chemistry together. Hidden Kisses is a heartfelt, thoughtful, beautifully directed film that will linger with you long after the final credits have rolled.
Malila: The Farewell Flower
Former gay lovers Shane and Pitch (Sukollawat Kanarot and Anuchit Sapanpong) reunite after years apart and try to heal the wounds of their past. Shane is haunted by the tragic death of his daughter, while Pitch suffers a grave illness, rejecting medical treatment as painful and ineffective. A talented artist, Pitch creates beautiful structures made out of flowers and banana leaves as a way to cope with his deteriorating health. Meanwhile, Shane trains to become a Buddhist monk, in an effort to build karma for Pitch… to either keep him alive or to help him along in his afterlife. A remarkably beautiful, spiritual film from Thai director Anucha Boonyawatana (the same director behind the queer films The Blue Hour and Down the River), Malila: The Farewell Flower is as close to transcendent as cinema gets.